Ne-Yo Joins Motown; Named SVP Of A&R

Ne-Yo has parted ways from Def Jam and moved over to Motown Records. He’s also been pointed Senior VP of A&R. He will be releasing his fifth studio LP this summer under his new home.

I’m honored that I’ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it.”

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  • http://poeticassasin.wordpress.com poetic assasin

    Wow. Ne Yo has come a long way – big things, Def Jam lost a beast….

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  • MONEY CANT BUY REALNESS

    fuck with the homie

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  • kareem

    damn. clap for him.

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  • I Hate Rap Fans

    Good. He thinking about the future.

  • Devante

    Def Jam took an L. They lost a valuable song writer.

  • Acapella

    Congrats in order to that man. I’m happy for him in his new position. Ths should inspire new music…Def Jam certainly did jus lose a beast. If they lose Frank Ocean and The Dream, all Hell will break loose. Lol.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/jhuntdaprodigy JHP

    Def Jam really did lose a talented songwriter and artist this time around, glad to hear about his new position at the label, he’ll be making money in even more ways now. Hoping to see a revamp in his career now. Imma have to check him in that new Red Tails Movie too, his career has lasted awhile, and it’s still looking brighter by the day

  • #ReebokDead

    dammit who is going to sing the hook to rick ross’s NEXT first single

  • buzzzworthy

    I love Ne-yo! Congrats to him and I can’t wait for his next album

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Congrats to NE-YO. Def Jam messed up dude is talented as hell. I wont be suprised if Rihanna is next to leave.

  • Stunna

    hopefully every def jam album won’t have the token ne-yo hook from now on

  • gregsimmsjr

    Wow. I would REALLY like to know more about this story. Ne-Yo is the iGeneration’s Babyface.

  • SHUTURMOUF

    you fucking idiots do realize that Motown Records is a division of Universal Music Group, just like Def Jam? They are still under the same umbrella

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  • mac DIESEL

    RIHANNA GONNA BE NEXT!!!! DAMN, EVERBODY GONNA BE JUMPIN’ OFF THAT SHIPWRECK CALLED DEF JAM SOONER OR LATER!!!! WONDER IF LA REID EVER SENDED RUSSELL SIMMONS AN APOLOGY FOR FUCKIN’ UP ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE BEST, HIP-HOP RECORD LABELS OF ALL TIME!!!!

    …..FUCK YOU LA REID!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    SHUTURMOUF your the idiot. The man is being named Senior VP of A&R. Dont hate lil homie.

  • SHUTURMOUF

    ZoomZoom — Eat a dick … Hes got a new position, and he’s now on the motown roster .. im saying that even tho hes not on Def Jam, uni motown is like it’s sister label … Its not like he went over to Atlantic

  • pr0b

    ZoomZoomdad

    he’s not hating .. hes actaully right … but ne-yo does get new contracts and such .. so its like being at a new label … but the umbrella they are under is still the same …

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